For the whole earth is the sepulcher of famous men; and their story is not graven only on stone over their native earth but lives on far away, without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men’s lives.

Pericles (c. 495-429 BC) Greek statesman
Funeral Oration

Added on 21-Jan-11 | Last updated 21-Jan-11
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  1. Robert J. Walter

    “Above all, Hubert was a man with a good heart. And on this sad day it would be good for us to recall Shakespeare’s words:

    A good leg will fall. A straight back will stoop. A black beard will turn white. A curled pate will grow bald. A fair face will wither. A full eye will wax hollow. But a good heart is the sun and the moon. Or rather the sun and not the moon, for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps its course truly.

    He taught us all how to hope and how to live, how to win and how to lose, he taught us how to live, and finally, he taught us how to die.”

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